Nobody likes change, especially if that change involves something you do every day, such as eating. Making the decision to start eating healthier and optimize your health and weight is a huge decision. However, once you make that decision, it can be difficult to stick with it the way you should. In today’s post, we will provide you with five tips that can help you stay motivated as you begin your journey of healthy eating.
While most fad diets encourage people to cut out foods and count calories, Foodology approaches health and weight loss a little differently. Instead of telling people what they can’t have, we tell people what they can have and what is good for their body. If you’re interested in learning more about our health and nutrition courses, explore our website or give us a call!
Keep a Food and Exercise Journal
Sometimes you don’t realize how much you’re eating or how much you are (or aren’t) working out. One of the best ways to hold yourself accountable to your healthy habits is to keep a food and exercise journal. The sole purpose of this journal is to help you see your habits, and it may help you see where you have gone astray. For example, you may learn that you frequently snack at night or there’s a certain day of the week where you always skip your workout. By keeping track of food and exercise in a journal, you’ll be able to make adjustments to your habits and hold yourself accountable.
Try New Foods
Eating the same foods over and over again can be boring, and if you only have one healthy meal ready to go, it’s no wonder you may decide to order food or warm up something a little less healthy. Instead, consider trying new foods that you may not have had in a while or maybe have never had at all. You can also look for healthy recipes online and print out the ones that pique your interest. Not only will this keep your fridge full of healthy options, but it can also ensure that you’re never bored with your meals.
Team Up With a Friend
If you’re worried that you’re going to give up on your goals at the first sign of hardship, consider asking a friend to go through your healthy journey with you. Even if your friend doesn’t want to change their diet, you can always suggest they be your workout buddy. Having someone other than yourself to hold you accountable can make the process not only easier and more motivating, but it can also make it more fun. Now, instead of going to the gym or going for a walk alone, you’ll have a friend there to keep you company.
Try Eating More Frequently
Eating more frequently may sound counterintuitive to the goal at hand, but it can actually help you stick to your goal. One of the most common reasons people stray from their healthy diets is because they start to feel hungry, so they reach for whatever is in sight. By eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day, you can help keep your stomach full and your mind focused on tasks other than what you’re going to eat for dinner. Another bonus or eating more frequently is that it can help keep your metabolism going all day, allowing your body to burn more calories.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods In Moderation
What happens when you tell someone they can’t do something? It only makes them want to do it more. The same concept applies to food. As soon as a fad diet tells you you can’t eat carbs or sugar, that’s all you want to eat, which makes it harder for you to focus on the foods you can have. Instead of limiting yourself on what you can and can’t eat, consider allowing yourself to eat your favorite foods, but only in moderation. By not taking these foods off the table completely, it doesn’t make them seem like the most desirable foods on the planet, making it easier for you to choose the foods that are good for you.
Discover a New Way of Eating
If you’re interested in losing weight and optimizing your health in a new way, Foodology is here to help. Our health and nutrition courses provide people with all the information about food they could ever want. Through our program, clients learn what foods are good and bad for their health, and how to eat properly balanced meals. If you think our health and nutrition courses are right for you, give us a call or download every chapter on our website.
We look forward to helping you!